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NUR103 Interpersonal Communication (1)
No prerequisites (May be taken or repeated past the freshman year with permission of the instructor). This course introduces the student to basic interpersonal communication skills within context of professional nursing. Emphasis is placed upon the processes of communicating with individuals and within groups.

NUR104 Nursing Process (1)
No prerequisites (May be taken or repeated past the freshman year with permission of the instructor). This course uses the foundation of critical thinking to introduce the student to the systematic steps of the nursing process. The nursing process is applied to nursing practice as students write nursing care plans based upon simulated clinical scenarios.

NUR203 Theories/Concepts (1)
Prerequisites: PSY 105, SOC 105. Pre or Corequistes: NUR. 104 or permission of instructor. In this course, major theories and concepts derived from nursing and related disciplines provide a basis for the study of nursing practice. Students will explore the historical evolution of nursing and related theories utilized in the application of the nursing process.

NUR204 Health Assessment (2)
Prerequisites: BIO 211, 211L, 212, 212L, 216, 216L; CHE 103, 103L, 104, 104L; PSY 105, SOC 105 or permission of Instructor. Pre or Corequistes: NUR 104, 203, PSYCH 214, BIO 215, 216, 216L, or permission of Instructor. This course focuses on holistic health assessment throughout the lifespan. Students will have opportunities to practice taking health histories and performing physical examinations in the nursing lab.

NUR204L Health Assessment Lab (0)
Prerequisites: BIO 211, 211L, 212, 212L, 216, 216L; CHE 103, 103L, 104, 104L; PSY 105, SOC 105 or permission of Instructor. Pre or Corequistes: NUR 104, 203, PSYCH 214, BIO 215, 216, 216L, or permission of Instructor. This course focuses on holistic health assessment throughout the lifespan. Students will have opportunities to practice taking health histories and performing physical examinations in the nursing lab.

NUR205 Nursing Skills Lab I (1)
Prerequisites: BIO 211, 211L, 212, 212L, CHE 103, 103L 104, 104L; PSYCH 105, SOC 105 or permission of Instructor. Pre or Corequistes: NUR 104, BIO 216, 216L; NUR 204, 204L, or permission of instructor. Progressing from the simple to the complex, this course introduces the student to the concepts, processes, and skills essential to safe nursing practice. The student is given opportunities to develop and achieve competence in basic nursing skills through lecture, discussion, audiovisual aids, demonstration, and practice.

NUR206 Gerontological Nursing (2)
(One two hour class and one six hour clinical day a week for 7 ½ weeks) Prerequisites: NUR 104, 203, 204, 204L, 205; BIO 211, 211L, 212, 212L, 215, 216, 216L; CHE 103, 103L, 104, 104L; SOC 105, PSY 105, 214, or permission of instructor. Pre or Corequistes: NUR 103, 208; BIO 255. Gerontological nursing explores age related changes, cultural responses to aging, common health problems, psychosocial issues, theories and standards of practice in health care for older adults. Theory and clinical components are included.

NUR207 Parent-Child Nursing (3)
(Two two hour classes and one six hour clinical day a week for 7 ½ weeks) Prerequisites: NUR 104, 203, 204, 204L, 205; BIO 211, 211L, 212, 212L, 215, 216, 216L; CHEM 103, 103L, 104, 104L; SOC 105, PSY 105 and 214 or permission of instructor. Pre or Corequistes: NUR 103, NUR 208, BIO 255. The primary focus of this course is on the employment of the nursing process with well persons adapting to the developmentally related stressors of pregnancy, birth, and childhood. Theory and clinical components are included.

NUR208 Nursing Skills Lab II (1)
Prerequisites: NUR 104, 203, 204, 204L, 205, BIO 211, 211L, 212, 212L, 215, 216, 216L, CHEM 103, 103L, 104, 104L; PSY 105 or permission of instructor. Pre or Corequistes: NUR 103, 104; BIO 255. Progressing from the simple to the complex, this course introduces the student to the concepts, processes, and skills essential to safe nursing practice. The student is given opportunities to develop and achieve competence in basic nursing skills through lecture, discussion, audiovisual aids, demonstration, and practice.

NUR300 Independent Study (1-3)
Students in nursing have the option of registering for Independent Study in Nursing. Students will work with a faculty member to develop learning objectives, identify appropriate learning activities, and methods of evaluation.

NUR305 Pathological Processes (3)
Prerequisites: BIO 211, 211L, 212, 212L, 216, 216L; CHEM 103, 103L 104, 104L, or permission of instructor. Open to non-nursing majors. The focus of this course is on the physiological and pathological mechanisms causing alterations in the homeodynamic condition, laying a foundation for the application of the nursing process with individuals, families, and groups.

NUR306 Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family (4)
(Two two hour classes and two six hour clinical days a week for 7 ½ weeks) Prerequisites: NUR 207, 208, BIO 255 or permission of instructor. Pre or Corequistes: NUR 305. This course applies the nursing process to promote the adaptation of women and their families to an optimal level of health during normal, complex, and high-risk pregnancies during the perinatal period. Theory and clinical components are included.

NUR307 Nursing Care of Adult (4)
(Two two hour classes and two six hour clinical days a week for 7 ½ weeks) Prerequisites: NUR 206, 208, 305, BIO 255 or permission of instructor. This course applies the nursing process to promote patient safety and adaptation of individuals and families to their optimum health during the acute phases of illness. Theory and clinical components are included.

NUR308 Nursing Care of Children (4)
(Two two hour classes and two six hour clinical days a week for 7 ½ weeks) Prerequisites: NUR.207, 208, 305, BIO 255 or permission of instructor. This course explores illnesses that affect children and helps the student identify the multiple needs of the ill child and her/his family. The student utilizes the nursing process to assist the child and family to adapt to illness and achieve optimal health. Theory and clinical components are included.

NUR309 Mental Health Nursing (4)
(Two two hour classes and two six hour clinical days a week for 7 ½ weeks) Prerequisites: NUR 206, 207, 208, BIO 255 or permission of instructor. Pre or Corequistes: NUR 305. This course examines the effects of acute mental illness on clients and their families. The nursing process is utilized to promote adaptation by clients to reach their optimal level of functioning. Theory and clinical components are included.

NUR310 Theoretical Perspectives in Nursing (3)
This course, designed for the RN student entering the BSN program, introduces the student to the philosophy, theory and roles of the professional nurse across the educational continuum in the context of contemporary and future professional nursing practice. Major theories and concepts derived from nursing and related disciplines provide a basis for the study of nursing practice. In this course students will explore the historical evolution of nursing and related theories, focusing on the connection of theory, research and practice.

NUR400 Nursing Independent Study (1-3)
Students in nursing have the option of registering for Independent Study. Students will work with a faculty member to develop learning objectives, identify appropriate learning activities, and methods of evaluation.

NUR403 Nursing Research (2)
Prerequisites: MAT205 or 208; NUR310. This course is an introduction to the research process and the role of research in nursing, with a focus on developing a basic understanding of the components of the research process and on the critical consumption of research.

NUR404 Advanced Nursing Care of the Adult (4)
(Two two hour classes and two six hour clinical days a week for 7 ½ week) Prerequisites: NUR 305, 307, 309 or permission of instructor. Pre or Corequistes: NUR 403. This course focuses on the holistic application of the nursing process with patients and families adapting to the stressors of complex and critical illnesses. The practices of critical care nursing are components of the course. Theory and clinical components are included.

NUR405 Chronicity and Nursing (4)
(Two two hour classes and two six hour clinical days a week for 7 ½ weeks) Prerequisites: NUR 305, 307, 308, and 309 or permission of instructor. Pre or Corequistes: NUR 403. This course focuses upon the application of the nursing process to the care of patients and families who are experiencing life-limiting illnesses, disabilities, or chronic health problems not amenable to cure. The practices of chronic care, prevention, rehabilitation, palliative care, and hospice nursing will be explored and implemented. Theory and clinical components are included.

NUR406 Community Health Nursing (4)
(Two two hour classes and two six hour clinical days for 7 ½ weeks) Prerequisites: NUR 306, 307, 308 and 309 or permission of instructor. Pre or Corequistes: NUR 403. The focus of this course is on the care of the community as a client. Principles of health promotion and illness prevention for individuals, families, and groups are utilized in working towards a healthy community. World health organizations and environmental issues are examined for their effects on communities. Theory and clinical components are included.

NUR406P Community Health Issues Practicum (6)
Prerequisite: NUR 406. Clinical course designed to be a synthesis of community based nursing and community/public health nursing with the goal of promoting and preserving the health of populations. This course recognizes that community health practice is responsible to the community as client with services provided to individuals, families, and groups to promote health and prevent disease. Students will apply knowledge and skills from nursing and public health sciences to expand their understanding of caring for a community’s health.

NUR407 Nursing Management (6)
(Two three hour classes and two eight hour clinical days for 5 weeks; then 60 hours of role-transition) Prerequisites: NUR 403. A focus on the application of leadership principles and management skills in nursing. A 7.5 week role transition experience will be completed.

NUR407P Leadership and Management Practicum (6)
Prerequisite: NUR 407. Clinical course as an applied capstone experience and provides an opportunity for the student to gain experience in a particular area of interest. The clinical practicum is designed to be a project conducted independently by the student at a setting of the student’s choice. The student works with a preceptor and faculty to develop specific goals and objectives, and submits a summary of the project at the completion of the course.

NUR408 Professional Seminar (1)
Prerequisites: NUR 306, 307, 308 and 309 or permission of instructor. Pre or Corequistes: NUR 403. This course explores issues related to professionalism and trends in nursing and health care.

NUR410 Community Health Issues in Nursing (4)
Prerequisite: NUR403. Designed for the registered nurse, this course examines the application of the nursing process to families, groups, and the community. A focus is placed on bridging acute care to the community. The student applies community resources to continuity of care. World health issues, basic epidemiology, and health policy are examined for impact in the community.

NUR410P Community Health Issues and Nursing Practicum (4)
Prerequisite: NUR403 and NUR410. Designed for the registered nurse, this course examines the application of the nursing process to families, groups, and the community. The student applies principles of community nursing to design a self-guided practicum with focus on community resources for individuals, families and groups. The student conducts a community assessment and examines the impact of health needs of the community.

NUR411 Leadership and Management in Nursing (4)
Prerequisites: NUR403. This course assists registered nurses to create a vision for themselves as leaders in healthcare. Course content focuses on the evaluation of models and concepts of leadership and management transformation for application in healthcare and develops knowledge of current approaches to systems and models for change management.

NUR411P Leadership and Management in Nursing Practicum (4)
Pre or Co requisite: NUR411. The registered nurse focuses on the application of leadership and management principles to autonomously deliver safe, evidence based care. The student functions as collaborator, change agent, and leader within the health care.

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